Amazon: Here’s Where Seattleites Are Already Looking to Move

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Today, Amazon announced the 20 finalist cities vying to host a second headquarters for the tech giant. Wherever HQ2 splashes down, the highly paid tech workers it will transplant and attract are likely to make waves in the local housing market. Amazon’s move is going to add momentum to a trend we expect to intensify in 2018 in which people … Read More

SB-827: a Win for Affordability or Just a California Dream?

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If you’ve ever lived in one of California’s major cities without a car, you may have noticed that life on local public transportation isn’t all that convenient. Add in the competition and added expense of finding housing along an already limited transit system, and you’ve got a pretty good argument for moving to the suburbs. However, Californians seeking an urban … Read More

The Most Popular Fitness Trends in All 50 States 

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Americans are pretty passionate about staying fit, but trends take their time working their way across the country. Whether we’re sweating through a one-hour Orangetheory workout, learning Israeli hand-to-hand combat by way of Krav Maga or pedaling away hundreds of calories at SoulCycle, Americans in different states tackle fitness in some really creative – and sometimes off-the-wall (literally) – ways. … Read More

Redfin Housing Demand Index Fell 6.2% from October to November

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The Redfin Housing Demand Index fell 6.2 percent from 136 in October to 127 in November. The Demand Index is based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers. The seasonally adjusted number of buyers requesting home tours fell slightly by 1.9 percent, while the number making offers fell 14.7 percent. “Three years of low inventory is … Read More

Landlords Just Got a Big Tax Break

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Through a late provision added to the GOP tax plan last weekend, real estate investors may be on course for a multimillion-dollar tax break. The change would allow real estate investors to take advantage of a new break that provides a 20 percent deduction on taxable income for pass-through companies. A pass-through is a special type of corporate structure, popular … Read More

Redfin Housing Demand Index Dipped 1.7 Percent from September to October; Still 26.6 Percent Higher Than Last Year

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The Redfin Housing Demand Index fell 1.7 percent from 137 in September to 134 in October. Still, the Demand Index increased 26.6 percent year over year in October. The Demand Index is adjusted for Redfin’s market share growth. The Demand Index is based on thousands of Redfin customers requesting home tours and writing offers. A level of 100 represents the … Read More

Redfin’s Scholarship Winner Examines Community in Tucson, Arizona

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The Redfin Scholarship is a way for Redfin to help students on their journey through higher education. The scholarship application period occurs twice yearly with awards given to a student in both the spring and fall. Here is the student essay that won the 2017 fall scholarship. Congrats Emma Derstine! Essay Prompt: The place (or places) where we were raised often … Read More

6 Steps for Preparing Your Home for Winter

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The winter months can be cruel on your home no matter where you live. Gusting winds can batter plants. A snowstorm could stress an older home’s roof. Even a few days of heavy January rain could wreak havoc on clogged gutters and downspouts. Whether you’re looking to sell your home or you just want to keep your house intact this … Read More